Update: Suspect in Charleston shooting in custody

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UPDATE 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021: According to Charleston Police, Christian J. Matthews is now in custody and is currently in the department’s booking office.


UPDATE 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021: The Charleston Police Department is searching for a man in connection to a Charleston shooting that happened Sunday.

The Charleston Police Department Criminial Investigation Division obtained an arrest warrant for Christian J. Matthews, 35, of Charleston on Wednesday, May 19, regarding a shooting that injured two people on Veazey Street on Sunday, May 16.

The arrest warrant for Matthews is on the charges of Malicious Wounding and Burglary. Anyone who has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications at 304-348-8111.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) Update 10:27 a.m. — Charleston Police have released the identities of two shooting victims on Charleston’s East End.

CPD said they found the victim, Angelique Vogel, 44, of Charleston with a gunshot wound to the arm and a second victim, Tandi Vogel, 37, of Charleston with a head injury in an apartment complex on Veazey Street around 10:25 p.m.

During the investigation, officers say they determined the suspects, described as two Black men, entered the apartment and accused the victims of stealing a wallet. One of the suspects allegedly brandished a handgun and shot Angelique Vogel in the arm. The same suspect then allegedly struck Tandi Vogel in the head with the handle of the handgun.

CPD says the first suspect is a 6’0 tall Black male, estimated to be around 40 years old, who stocky build wearing a cream-colored shirt, black jacket with blue jeans. The second suspect is described as a 5’6 Black male with short hair, between the ages of 30-40 with a heavy build—no clothing description given.

Police say the victims were taken to a local hospital and are in stable condition.

Anyone with information can contact the Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, at 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications, 304-348-8111.

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – According to Charleston Police one person is in critical condition following a shooting Sunday evening.

Dispatchers tell 13 News the shooting happened just before 10 p.m. along Veazey St.

The individual has been taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown.

No information on a suspect(s) has been released. Charleston Police are currently on scene investigating.

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